Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Three Challenges

"Valentangle"
"Heartbox" by Helen Williams

More hearts! This is the third tile in a heart series I'm creating for the Zentangle Artists Trading Card Swap group on Facebook. I started off being very curmudgeon-ly about the whole heart thing but they're starting to grow on me. I really had to hold myself back from filling in the hearts. I couldn't decide what to do. I put it away last night and looked at it again this morning. I decided to go with less-is-more...for now.
I'm a huge fan of all of Helen Williams work, but her heart patterns are exquisite. I'm going all OCD on "Heartbox" right now. This morning I was all a-gog scrolling through Adele Bruno's "It's a String Thing" challenge entries from last week. There were so many beautiful tiles based around this same string. It was so inspirational. For anyone not familiar with  "It's a String Thing", I urge you to go in and check it out. I love how she posts all the entries for the week in one lovely gallery show and she takes the time to comment on each and every one...usually 40+ submissions.


Yin/Yang string

This was a fun one! I'm back in my watercolor ATC zone so I adapted the string to fit within the format. I really didn't intend for this to venture into the henna world but once I got going it took on a life of its own. I just realized that I got the Yin/Yang string line backward:-P


"K": Kollide by Kim Winebrenner 
"Kay-Tee" by Davor Planinec
artist focus:
Margaret McKerihan's "Tada"

I lovelovelove "Tada"!"Kollide" and "Kay-tee" are both new to me and I love them too.


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15 comments:

  1. Love your Heart Box tile and the others are oh so beautiful too!

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  2. Great Hearts. I love your yin yang watercolour tile for Joey's challenge, but all are wonderful. You have that wonderful thing a style of your own.

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  3. I love that heart tile of yours. Well done.

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  4. Lovely and I like the colors you used, especially on the top one. I really must try heartbox again ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Lovely tiles, thanks so much for sharing :)

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  6. Your pieces have such soft and sweet look to them. Lovely!

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  7. Love the rich colors you always employ in your work. The shiny hearts of hearbox are superb, and I love the Yin/yang...great stuff!

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  8. I'm glad you ventured into your Henna world. I will study these tiles for a while!

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